The Microsoft Rights Management (RMS) connector lets you quickly enable existing on-premises servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, or file servers running Windows Server to use their Information Rights Management (IRM) functionality with the cloud-based Microsoft Rights Management services. With this functionality, IT and users can easily protect documents and pictures both inside your organization and outside, without having to install additional infrastructure or establish trust relationships with other organizations.
The RMS connector is a small-footprint service that you install on-premises on servers that run Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2. After you install and configure the connector, it acts as a communications interface between the on-premises IRM-enabled servers and the cloud service.
The RMS connector supports the following products:
- Exchange Server 2013
- Exchange Server 2010
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2013
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010
- File servers that run Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 and use File Classification Infrastructure to classify and apply policies to documents in a folder